51. South Dakota
South Dakota is one of several states predicted to have a shortage of registered nurses (RNs) by 2030, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federal agency forecasts that the state will be short 1,900 RNs by 2030.
South Dakota is also among the majority of states forecast to have a shortage of licensed practical nurses by 2030, the report found.
Average annual wage for a registered nurse: $59,540
Average annual wage for a nurse practitioner: $102,230
Average annual wage for a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse: $38,760